There was great excitement on 7th August, as our 16 students from Year 5-8 joined the most mathematically able students from many schools across the wider Manawatu in what is a very popular and competitive event on the inter-school calendar. Our selected students have given up many hours of free time in order to train in both advanced problem-solving skills and slick teamwork.
The competition is divided into two parts. Firstly, a practical session in which the team aim to complete a selected number of tasks within the allotted time. Our Year 8 team were 2nd in this section in their year group! The practical bag is followed by the quick fire section in which a team member races to collect one question at a time from their marker for the team to collectively solve. Once again, we produced very creditable results. We are very proud of the total commitment these students bring to this competition. By Mrs Jopson, Maths Specialist.